Monographs Details: Euonymus
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Family:Celastraceae
Scientific Name:Euonymus L.
Description:Genus Description - Fls perfect, 4–6-merous, small, solitary or cymose in the axils; pet widely spreading; stamens very short, inserted at the margin of the broad disk, in which the 3–5-locular ovary is largely immersed; ovules 2–6 per locule, ± ascending; stigma sessile, 3–5-lobed; fr colored, capsular, often 3–5-lobed, with 1–6 seeds per locule, each seed covered by a red or orange aril; shrubs or small trees, prostrate to erect, sometimes climbing by adventitious roots; twigs often 4- angled, sometimes winged; lvs opposite, deciduous in our native spp. 200+, cosmop. Several cult. spp. that only occasionally escape are included in the key, but not numbered or described.